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I refer to the interesting article by Richard Fitzpatrick (Lifestyle, Dec 27) commemorating the 70th anniversary of the MV Kerlogue rescue of 168 Germans in the Bay of Biscay in 1943 in the aftermath of one of many naval battles fought during WW II.
I am sure your readers will be interested to know the original photograph in the article and also the letter from the Nazi German minister in Dublin, Dr Eduard Hempel, are on display in the National Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire. The museum also has German medals from survivors of the incident. Also on display is the damaged Irish Tricolour flown on the MV Kerlogue when two months earlier it was bombed by two RAF Mosquitoes 130 miles off the south coast of Ireland.
The National Maritime Museum is located at Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire and is open every day from 11am until 5pm.
Maritime Institute of Ireland
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